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IRMM Open Day 2010

 Video of open day on JRC's You Tube channel

Public event
Geel, Belgium
3 October, 2010

The Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM) opened its doors to the public on 3 October 2010, as part of the Open Bedrijvendag initiative in Flanders (http://www.openbedrijvendag.be/).  

The 2010 openday attracted a record number of visitors: 702 visitors with 31 different nationalities (75% Belgians). Around 23% of visitors were under the age of 18 , whilst 17% of visitors were 65 or over.

Watch the video of the open day on the JRC's You Tube channel.

 

Photos from the open day...

 

Visitors moved from activity to activity using special trams provided, enjoying the glorious weather.

 

Colourful chemistry cocktails

 

A journey through the world of electricity

 

  

Extracting DNA from a kiwi

 

Practising with the IRMM fire brigade

 

 

Tricks of the laboratory: separating compounds

 

Stimulating drinks (testing for caffeine content)

 

 

Explaining IRMM's food safety and quality activities

 

 

Learning about radioactivity

 

 

Physics fun with balloons

 

Guided tour of IRMM linear accelerator

 

 

Smartboard activities and funny faces

 

 

Exploring the nanoscale

 

 

Fabricating thin films

   

 

Time for some belgische frietjes!

  

 

Open-day programme / Open bedrijvendag programma

 

  English version[3Mb]

 

 

  Nederlandse versie[3Mb]

 

 

 

Latest update 9 September, 2010

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